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Mitsubishi Eyes Russia As New Plant's Home
News from Russia's business and tourist capital, St. Petersburg, say that Japanese auto maker Mitsubishi has had some of its top executives visiting the mentioned location. Because of this, rumors have abound that this is perhaps because the company is set on building a new facility or assembly plant here.
This was in fact backed up and confirmed by one of the major Mitsubishi distributors in Russia. The distributor said that the company is indeed planning on building an assembly plant in St. Petersburg. Mitsubishi actually sent off a whole delegation of the company's officials to see the possibilities of setting the plan into action. This is according to Matt Donnelly who holds the rank as the president of Rolf, the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi performance parts and Mitsubishi vehicles in Russia as well as in Kazakhstan. Donnelly even adds, “They came to see what is it that everybody is so excited about.” He even further adds that the whole trip was made so as to gain further information on the place as the future home of a Mitsubishi plant.
It could not be denied that St. Petersburg and the rest of Russia has been one of the major locations of manufacturing and assembly plants for various auto manufacturers. In fact, General Motors, Nissan, and Toyota are also building up their plans of having their plants set up in this area. Aside from this, the Ford Motor Company already has its own plant in the country since the year 2002 where Ford Focus models are being assembled.
As per the Mitsubishi delegation of officials, they were able to visit two possible locations for their plant. These two locations are found south of St. Petersburg. It even includes the area of Shushary which is the current site of plants for Japanese Toyota and American General Motors.
If this plan becomes reality, then sure enough, Mitsubishi would be able to produce more and more of their exemplary vehicles as well as their quality products. Aside from this, the company would sure be able to find time to create and design new vehicles for the various markets that it sells its wares to.
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